UTEP’s Buckram reminiscent of old self

Remember Donald Buckram? Can’t blame you if you don’t, but you should.

The UTEP running back, who missed five games and had only 81 carries during an injury-plagued 2010 season, did himself a favor during the school’s pro day held March 9 in front of six teams outdoors on FieldTurf.

In 2009, Buckram ran for 1,594 yards and 18 touchdowns, and during his pro day workout looked every bit the part of the standout rusher from that season. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.40 seconds twice, had a 4.47 short shuttle, 7.11 3-cone drill, a 33 ½-inch vertical jump, and a 9-11 broad jump. His knee looked as healthy as can be.

Quarterback Trevor Vittatoe had a position workout with Bears quarterback coach Shane Day, but didn’t do any running because of a sprained right ankle.

Other notables:

Wide receiver Kris Adams (6-foot-3 ¼, 194 pounds) — He ran 4.43 and 4.45 40s, had a 39 ½-inch vertical, a 10-7 broad jump, and ran a 4.45 short shuttle and 6.97 3-cone. He also did 11 bench-press repetitions at 225 pounds and looked good catching the ball.

Offensive tackle Alex Solot (6-7 ¾, 316) —  He ran 5.34 in the 40, had a 32-inch vertical, a 9-3 broad jump, and did 19 bench press reps.

Offensive lineman Rod Huntley (6-3 ½, 320) — He ran 5.27 and 5.24 in the 40, had a 27-inch vertical and a 7-8 broad jump, ran a 5.12 short shuttle and an 8.07 3-cone. He also did 24 strength lifts.

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